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Alabama

  • Proposed Approval of Alabama's Air Plan - PSD Replacement Units  - 

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve changes to the Alabama State Implementation Plan (SIP) that were provided by the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) to EPA in letters dated May 7, 2012 and August »

  • ADEM Rule Revisions Effective December 7, 201  - 

    Rule changes to Division 1, General Administration were proposed June 20, 2018 and became effective December 7, 2018. These changes relate to the membership of the Environmental Management Commission of ADEM and also clarify where records of the »

  • Proposed Rule: Air Plan Approval; Regional Haze Progress Report  - 

    EPA is proposing to approve a SIP revision submitted June 26, 2018 by ADEM. EPA is proposing to approve Alabama's determination that the State's regional haze plan is adequate to meet reasonable progress goals (RPGs) for the first implementation »

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Arizona

  • Quick Regulatory Updates  - 

    Maricopa County Air Quality Department (MCAQD) is proposing changes to the following Rules:Rule 321 affecting Municipal Waste Landfills. MCAQD is proposing to change the applicability date from May 30, 1991 to July 17, 2014 and revising Section 300 »

  • Coal Combustion Residuals (CCR) in Arizona - What is the Status?  - 

    The Disposal of Coal Combustion Residuals (CCR) from Electric Utilities Rule of 2015 finalized national regulations for the safe disposal of CCRs, including coal ash, from coal-fired power plants. The rule establishes technical requirements for CCR »

  • ADEQ Proposes Reissuing of the Multi-Sector General Permit or Stormwater Discharges  - 

    The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) has extended the comment period on the proposed reissuance of the multi sector general permit (MSGP) for Stormwater Discharges associated with Industrial Activities. Comments on the proposed »

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British Columbia

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California

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Colorado

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Connecticut

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Florida

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Georgia

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Illinois

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Indiana

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Iowa

  • IDNR Air Quality Contact Meeting  - 

    The IDNR is soliciting agenda items for the next Air Quality Contact Meeting scheduled for Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. Agenda items should be submitted to Matthew Johnson by May 2 and include the name of the item, who will lead the »

  • Regional Haze and Prong 4 SIP Revisions  - 

    The IDNR is holding a public comment period on the proposed Regional Haze and Prong 4 (State Implementation Plan) SIP Revisions until April 29th. Revisions include:IDNR requesting EPA fully approve Iowa's regional haze SIP as meeting all applicable »

  • Reporting Reminders (April 2019 Update)  - 

    Minor Source Emission Inventory Questionnaires (MSEIQs) are due May 15, 2019 for emission year 2018 for minor source facilities in the east section of Iowa (Field Offices 1 & 6) and portable plants. MSEIQ forms and instructions are available on the »

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Kansas

  • Midwest Environmental Compliance Conference April 23-24, 2019  - 

    Mark your calendar to attend the 6th Annual Midwest Environmental Compliance Conference (MECC) which will take place April 23-24, 2019 at the Kansas City Convention Center in Kansas City, Missouri. This conference will provide a regional perspective »

  • Annual Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) Reports due July 1st  - 

    In preparation for the annual Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) reports due July 1st, US EPA has updated all of their chemical/category-specific TRI guidance documents. Here is a comprehensive list of the various chemical/category specific »

  • Reminder of the Month - Boiler MACT Compliance Certification Due January 31st  - 

    Is your facility subject to the major source Boiler MACT requirements (40 CFR 63, Subpart DDDDD)? January 31st is an important deadline for facilities to submit their required compliance certification reports.A facility is designated as a major »

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Kentucky

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Louisiana

  • Substantive Changes to LDEQ Proposed Rule AQ380  - 

    On March 20, 2019, the LDEQ proposed substantive changes ( 1903Pot1 ) to address comments received during the public comment period of the September 20, 2018 proposed AQ380 "Project Emissions Accounting and Offset Requirements in Specified Parishes" »

  • LDEQ Finalizes Revisions to Closure Requirements for Surface Impoundments  - 

    On February 20, 2019, the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ) finalized the revisions to the Closure Requirements for Surface Impoundments in the Solid Waste Regulations, LAC 33:VII.115 and 713.E ( SW064). The revisions to the »

  • LDEQ Proposes Revisions to the Risk Evaluation/Corrective Action Program - RECAP  - 

    On January 20, 2019, the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ) published proposed revisions to the Risk Evaluation/Corrective Action Program (RECAP). The revisions to the RECAP regulation amend and update the program to be consistent »

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Maine

  • Friendly Reminder - Check Your Fuel-Oil Tickets for Sulfur Content  - 

    In 2018, each state in New England saw new rules come out for sulfur content in fuel oils. On or after July 1, 2018, it is illegal to sell, supply, offer for sale, store, deliver or exchange in trade fuels that do not meet the following sulfur »

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Maryland

  • CO2 Budget Trading Program  - 

    On December 11, 2018, the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE), Air and Radiation Administration, incorporated revisions to their Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Budget Trading Program codified in Title 26 of the Code of Maryland Regulations Subtitle »

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Massachusetts

  • Friendly Reminder - Check Your Fuel-Oil Tickets for Sulfur Content  - 

    In 2018, each state in New England saw new rules come out for sulfur content in fuel oils. On or after July 1, 2018, it is illegal to sell, supply, offer for sale, store, deliver or exchange in trade fuels that do not meet the following sulfur »

  • Trinity and MCTA Presenting Air Compliance Program on November 29  - 

    Join us on November 29, 12:30-6pm for "Air Permitting & Compliance: What it Might Mean to You (and Your Neighbors)"The Trinity Boston office have been working with MCTA members to develop this program that also offers continuing education credits. »

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Minnesota

  • MPCA Winter Air Modeling Seminar  - 

    The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) hosted a winter air modeling seminar on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 in their St. Paul office. The event fostered conversation regarding air modeling, inventory, and monitoring, and featured presentations »

  • MPCA Adopts Proposed Exempt Source and Conditionally Insignificant Activities Rulemaking Updates  - 

    On November 5, 2018 the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) officially adopted rule updates to the exempt source/conditionally insignificant activities chapters in the Minnesota Administrative Rules. The rules were published in the January 7, »

  • Exempt Source and Conditionally Insignificant Activities Rulemaking Updates  - 

    The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) is in the process of amending portions of chapters 7005, 7007, 7008, 7011, and 7019 of the Minnesota Administrative Rules. The purpose of these amendments is to clarify how small air pollution emitting »

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Mississippi

  • Ozone Daily Forecasts Begin April 1  - 

    MDEQ issues daily ozone forecasts from April 1 to October 31 for DeSoto County, the Jackson Metro area, and the Gulf Coast. These forecasts keep residents and industries apprised of the current ozone conditions and alert them if an Air Quality »

  • Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) News for March 2019  - 

    Jennifer Milner, State Recycling Coordinator for MDEQ's Recycling and Waste Reduction Branch, was recently announced as a winner in Waste360's fourth annual 40 Under 40 Awards Program which honors leaders who are shaping the future of the waste and »

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Montana

  • PM10 Nonattainement Area Redesignation To Attainment  - 

    The Montana Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) has formally requested redesignation of several PM10 nonattainment areas (NAA) in the state of Montana to attainment. Currently the following areas are proposed to be redesignated as attainment »

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Nebraska

  • Midwest Environmental Compliance Conference April 23-24, 2019  - 

    Mark your calendar to attend the 6th Annual Midwest Environmental Compliance Conference (MECC) which will take place April 23-24, 2019 at the Kansas City Convention Center in Kansas City, Missouri. This conference will provide a regional perspective »

  • Annual Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) Reports due July 1st  - 

    In preparation for the annual Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) reports due July 1st, US EPA has updated all of their chemical/category-specific TRI guidance documents. Here is a comprehensive list of the various chemical/category specific »

  • Reminder of the Month - Boiler MACT Compliance Certification Due January 31st  - 

    Is your facility subject to the major source Boiler MACT requirements (40 CFR 63, Subpart DDDDD)? January 31st is an important deadline for facilities to submit their required compliance certification reports.A facility is designated as a major »

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Nevada

  • Clark County DAQ Launches ''List Server'' Feature  - 

    This month Clark County Department of Air Quality (DAQ) launched its “List Server” feature. “List Server” provides a method for Clark County DAQ to distribute various email notifications and alerts to interested persons. Registered participants can »

  • Public Comment Period Open for Las Vegas Valley Carbon Monoxide Maintenance Plan  - 

    Clark County Department of Air Quality (DAQ) is required to submit a plan demonstrating how the Las Vegas Valley will maintain attainment of the carbon monoxide National Ambient Air Quality Standard for a second 10-year period following the »

  • Clark County DAQ to Implement Adjusted Fee Schedules  - 

    Clark County Department of Air Quality (DAQ) updates their fee schedules annually to reflect the previous year's Urban Consumer Price Index. Updated fee schedules, effective March 1, 2019, have been prepared for the following: Major Sources, Minor »

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New Hampshire

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New Jersey

  • Managing HAPs in Air Permits: A Challenging New Reality in New Jersey  - 

    In 2018, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) promulgated several changes, especially as related to emissions of Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAPs) from stationary sources. These changes impact an overwhelming number of »

  • New Jersey to Rejoin RGGI  - 

    On December 17, 2018, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) published two rule proposals to facilitate the state's re-entry into the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) program: the CO2 Budget Trading Rule and the »

  • NJDEP Proposed Revisions to the TCPA  - 

    The NJDEP is proposing changes to their Toxic Catastrophe Prevention Act (TCPA) annual reporting. Currently, TCPA facilities are required to report extraordinarily hazardous substance (EHS) accidents only. Under the proposed plan, near misses will »

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New Mexico

  • New Mexico Governor Signs Executive Order Committing State to Climate Change Action  - 

    On January 29, 2019, Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham kicked off a series of broad, state-level initiatives designed to limit adverse climate change impacts in New Mexico. She did this by signing the Executive Order on Addressing Climate Change and »

  • Approaching Regulatory Deadlines  - 

    As we are approaching the end of January, several reports are coming due in the next few months.March1 - Tier II Report1 - NMED Excess Emissions15 - Bernalillo County Emissions Inventory Reporting31 - Stormwater Monitoring Reports31 - GHG Mandatory »

  • GCP-O&G Transition Notification Deadline Fast Approaching  - 

    Have you submitted your intent to transition to the new GCP-O&G or a different permit type? The deadline to complete the Notification Form on the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) Air Quality Bureau (AQB) website is January 27, 2019.As you »

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New York

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North Carolina

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Oklahoma

  • Strategy for the Regional Haze Rule 2nd Planning Period  - 

    Oklahoma's very own Jeremy Jewell will be chairing a discussion session on Regional Haze & Utilities at the Energy, Utility, & Environment Conference (EUEC) next week. His presentation is focused on strategic methods that may be used in the »

  • Approaching Regulatory Deadlines  - 

    As we are approaching the end of January, several reports are coming due in the next few months.March1 - Tier II Report and Hazardous Chemical Inventory Report1 - OPDES Annual Comprehensive Site Compliance Evaluation Report (ACSCER)1 - Biennial »

  • Air Quality Advisory Council Meeting Schedule Announced for 2019  - 

    The Oklahoma Air Quality Advisory Council Meeting schedule for the coming year has been announced. Following are the dates:January 16, 2019 - DEQ's Multipurpose Room in Oklahoma CityJune 19, 2019 - Tulsa Tech's Owasso Campus located at 10800 N 140th »

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Ontario

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Oregon

  • Oregon DEQ Releases Clean Air Oregon Prioritization Results  - 

    On March 1st, 2019, the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) released the Cleaner Air Oregon (CAO) prioritization results, which identified facilities in Oregon that will likely be called into the program during the first 12 months »

  • Gearing up for Cleaner Air Oregon  - 

    Under Cleaner Air Oregon (CAO) rules codified in Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR) 340-245, new facilities will need to identify potential air toxics emissions and assess associated risks before submitting an air permit application. Additionally, »

  • ODEQ CAO Website Resources  - 

    Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (ODEQ) has been working to update their website with tools and background information related to toxic programs in Oregon. The toxic program has several websites relevant to industrial facilities including »

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Pennsylvania

  • PA EQB Proposes New Fee Schedule  - 

    The Pennsylvania Environmental Quality Board (EQB) issued a new proposed rulemaking which will increase existing plan approval fees, operating permit fees, and Title V operating permit fees. The proposed rule also includes new fees to address »

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Rhode Island

  • Friendly Reminder - Check Your Fuel-Oil Tickets for Sulfur Content  - 

    In 2018, each state in New England saw new rules come out for sulfur content in fuel oils. On or after July 1, 2018, it is illegal to sell, supply, offer for sale, store, deliver or exchange in trade fuels that do not meet the following sulfur »

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Tennessee

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Texas

  • MECT and HECT Annual Reporting Deadline  - 

    As a reminder, the 2018 control period annual compliance reports for the Mass Emissions Cap and Trade (MECT) and Highly Reactive Volatile Organic Compounds Cap and Trade (HECT) Programs are due to TCEQ by March 31, 2019. Reports for both programs »

  • Stormwater Multi-Sector General Permit (MSGP) NetDMR Electronic Reporting Waiver Issued  - 

    The current stormwater Multi-Sector General Permit (MSGP) TXR05000 requires that all discharge monitoring reports (DMRs) be submitted online via the online NetDMR reporting system. However, the NetDMR system is not yet configured to allow submission »

  • Texas RY2018 Tier II Reporting Updates  - 

    Effective for Reporting Year (RY) 2018, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) now processes Tier II Chemical Reporting through the State of Texas Environmental Electronic Reporting System (STEERS). A site is subject to Tier II »

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Utah

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Vermont

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Virginia

  • Virginia Cap and Trade Rule Approved by Air Quality Board  - 

    On April 19th, the Virginia State Air Pollution Control Board (Board) approved a new regulation to reduce and cap carbon dioxide emissions (CO2) from large fossil fuel fired electric power generating facilities. When implemented, this regulation »

  • DEQ Proposes Revisions to 3 VPDES Permits  - 

    The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has proposed to revise and reissue three General Virginia Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (VPDES) permits. The proposed language was published in the October 29, 2018 Virginia Register of »

  • Executive Order Signed to Address Environmental Justice in Virginia  - 

    On January 22, 2018, Governor Ralph Northam signed an executive order to continue environmental justice across Virginia. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency defines Environmental Justice as the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all »

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Washington

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Washington, DC

  • DOEE Finalizes Updates to RACT Regulations  - 

    On November 27, 2018, the District of Columbia Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE) finalized amendments to regulations related to Reasonably Available Control Technology (RACT) requirements codified in Title 20, Subtitle A, Chapter 8 of the »

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Wisconsin

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Wyoming

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